Rebirth and Transformation

Spring’s Pulsing Current of Transformation   It’s been a tough time for many. But nature teaches us that spring ripens below the surface of winter.     Beneath the shriveled, tangled and decaying surface there is a vitality of life growing in deeper roots.  Beneath what feels stuck, tired & anxious, there is a seed […]

A Whole New World

“We are poised at the edge of a new world, vaster than we could have ever imagined. When my parents went to school, they were taught that the universe we inhabited was the size of a single galaxy. It was thought we might one day discover ‘another’ galaxy- perhaps several. A few decades later we […]

2020 Solstice and the Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

2020 Solstice and Jupiter/Saturn conjunction Reflections by Dana Lynne Andersen   A Year to Change the World Decades ago astrologers were talking about the year 2020.  Looking at the momentous line-up of powerful astrological transits, astrologers considered what might unfold in the year that seemed destined to change the world…2020.  For the ancients, the movements […]

ACADEMY OF ART, CREATIVITY & CONSCIOUSNESS the transformative arts method

Originally posted on https://www.welum.com/article/academy-art-creativity-consciousness Combining consciousness with art is an art form without limitation. We therefore asked the founder of The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness – Dana Lynne Andersen, what her reason was for starting the Academy and to describe the thoughts, aspiration, and background behind starting it. What is your background and […]

ART AS CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM

BY CONFERENCE CONVENER, STEPHANIE MINES.  Originally posted on https://ccc19.org/2017/12/15/art-as-climate-change-activism/ “The future of mankind will, I am perfectly certain, include a return to simplicity. Art will not merely join the trend: It will actively help in bringing it about.” Swami Kriyananda, Art as a Hidden Message: A Guide to Self-Realization What is the relationship between art […]

To Everything, A Season ~ by Karuna

To Everything, A Season   Sitting in the heart of midwinter, and entering into the darkest day of the year, I am reminded of the proverb that says: Nothing in nature blooms all year; be patient with yourself. So often in this fast-paced, ambitious, and driven world, we forget how to flow with the seasons. […]

Overcoming Creative Blocks

Overcoming Creative Blocks   Being in a state of creative flow can feel like one of the most engaging, wonderful, natural ways of being, especially in a world that can outwardly seem chaotic and contradictory. Too often in the arts, however, we can become conditioned to think that something “should” look or sound a certain way, […]

The Deep Unity at the Heart of Our Originality

  The ORIGIN of our Originality Our Originality is a precious gift. It is an authenticity that originates in the unique pattern of each individual soul.  Every one of us is unique in all of eternity. To discover and bring forth our intrinsic unique individual expression is our most sacred duty and our sweetest delight.  […]